This first consortium meeting occured in March 2017 and was the opportunity for the partners of the project to detail the first problems encountered in the project. The mechanical piece that was expected to be made in the project was based on a specific piece from Alstom. However, the specification of the piece were complicated to recover and took much longer that what was expected.
In order to keep moving forward, the partners decided to start elaborating a material without taking into account the final piece. Three process of implementation have been chosen during this meeting for the final material: the Infusion process, the Resin Transfer Molding process (RTM), and Compression Molding.
It has also been decided that gel coats are included in the scope of the project but not painting.
The consortium will meet again on September 2017.